Workers and workmanship

Garry preached from Hebrews 10:14 this morning: “by one sacrifice He has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy.” There is a difference between the once-and-for-all sacrifice of Christ (a completed action in the past) and the ongoing work of...

Search and rescue

While we were in Whitby last weekend, we went to the Lifeboat Museum and read so many stories of the amazing rescues carried out by the RNLI on that coast. It was truly inspiring. The general field of search and rescue includes many speciality sub-fields, mostly based...

A Stone That Makes Men Stumble

Last night we finished looking at Romans 9, a chapter that talks about God’s sovereignty and man’s submission. These are not easy concepts for us to grasp – or, if we are honest, to like. As the end verses remind us, “See, I lay in Zion a stone that...

Aiming high

Some of you may remember that I did a sponsored swim (for Marie Curie Cancer Care) back in April, when I swam 5 km (200 lengths of a 25 metre pool). That was a first for me and initially I doubted that I could last that distance. Egged on by some good friends who...

Endless Hallelujah

For someone who loves words so much, sometimes I run out of words. Sometimes I just can’t articulate the yearning and longing in my heart. Jaded from the daily struggle with sin, wearied from seeing my own sinfulness, battered down by life’s labour, I...